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The area of forest fires in Russia began to shrink. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to Avialesookhrana.
It is clarified that for the past day fire has decreased by six percent to 266,4 thousand hectares. August 12 has been eliminated 49 forest fires on the area of 5 998 hectares.
According to the latest information in 266,4 Russia, burning thousands of hectares of forests, including in the Krasnoyarsk region of 135.5 thousand and in the Irkutsk region 121,6 thousand.
On 12 August the head of the forestry Department of the Russian branch of Greenpeace Alexei Yaroshenko predicted the gradual reduction of forest fires in Siberia due to heavy rains.
A state of emergency because of fires operates in Krasnoyarsk region, Irkutsk region, Buryatia and Yakutia. According to the Avialesookhrana, is 2.7 million hectares, no fire operations are not conducted. On 6 August, the representative of the Prosecutor General of Russia Alexander Kurennoy said that forest fires in the Irkutsk region, in some cases deliberately arranged to conceal illegal logging.
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